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May 8, 2007 03:29 PM

Bite on washington blvd??

im having my bday party at Bite on washington blvd by the beach what do people think about it??? has anybody been?

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    1. re: Emalish57

      I am so sorry-I know the area pretty well but know about Bite.

      1. re: handlertaper

        any places you would recomend for drinks over there??

        1. re: Emalish57

          Cafe Del Rey
          4451 Admiralty Way
          Marina Del Ray

          Pretty restaurant. Also nice for drinks. Lovely atmosphere.

          C and O Cucina (a bit hokey but fun!)

          The Whaler
          Washington Blvd.
          bar food/drinks
          Patio on top overlooks the water/not fancy but fun!

    2. I would LOVE to hear more about Bite as well. I walk by there every morning.

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        1. It used to be Za Zen and the name later changed to Bite. As far as I could tell, the food and menu remained the same. It's great for drinks but I wouldn't recommend the food.

          1. My BF has a different opinion but I personally am not a fan. I'm Asian and in the palate of all things soy, I tend toward the salty. I find the food at Bite to have a certain sweetness which I suspect comes from pure sugar being added to their sauces. I had a decent spicy tuna roll there once, but it's pretty hard to screw that up. My guess is that if you stayed with the rolls and sushi, it might be alright, though expensive.

            I love sauteed green beans. Love them. But don't order them at bite because you'll feel like you're eating candy coated green beans. They have various skewers which are WAY over priced for what you get and again many are coated with that ooey-gooey sticky sweetness.

            That being said, it's a fairly nice restaurant with an upstairs area and a pseudo-firepit that you and friends can sit next to while sipping your martini. The last time I was there, one of the regulars ordered a bowl of fresh sashimi over rice that was not on the menu.

            Service can be frustrating as the waitresses linger over guy tables.

            A better bet might be MUSHA or FU RAI BO in West LA. They have a room where the tables are low, the floor is for sitting and the shoes come off. Their skewers are excellent. Plus, Giant Robot afterward. Only downside is no full bar.